The creators of the Facebook group, Canadians Rallying to Unseat Stephen Harper, or CRUSH, have a new -- and still work-in-progressy -- website.
Harper’s Offenses Against our Democratic Traditions and Institutions:
o Proroguing parliament to avoid facing a nonconfidence vote (2008)
o Proroguing parliament to avoid answering questions about the government’s handling of Afghan detainees (2009)
o Muzzling ministers, members of Parliament, and government watchdogs; stacking committees with political operatives
o Politicising federal institutions and programs that should represent all Canadians
o Avoiding questions by the media; restricting or denying access to information
o Using obstructionist tactics; employing American “spin doctors”
We progressives/lefties/feminazis don't need no steenkin' links to all those crimes. Most of us have been blogging about them incessantly for four years.
For me, the most recent and craw-sticking examples are the disgusting exploitations of the Owe-lympics and the suffering in Haiti. And the embarrassment and insult of 'our' Olympic Shed too, of course.
This whole CAPP -- and its offshoot CRUSH -- movement is truly grassroots and it's a fascinating experiment in online activism.
It's still being dismissed -- despite the 60,000 feet on the street it organized on January 23 -- by pundits and politicians.
They're right about one thing though -- the next test is the money test.
Can we get pissed-off Canadians to open their wallets, chequebooks, and Pay Pal accounts?
Well, can we?
CRUSH now has a PayPay option.